Equine ‘Flu

Following consultation with veterinary advisors and equestrian governing bodies, Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials has made the decision that it will be mandatory for all horses and ponies entering the venue this year to be vaccinated against equine influenza, according to standard British Horseracing Association guidelines, with the last vaccination having been administered no more than 365 days prior to entry to the venue. All animals must have completed the primary course of two vaccinations. The last vaccination must have been administered at least 7 days before entering the venue.

Horses competing under FEI rules or British Eventing rules must abide by the vaccination rules of that Governing Body.

Foals under six months of age will be exempt from the vaccination requirement.

Random passport checks will be implemented to verify vaccination status; any animal identified without a valid vaccination protocol or if the owner/rider is unable to produce a valid passport will result in immediate eviction of that animal from the venue. In this case, no refunds will be issued in respect of entries or stabling.

Author: Nicky

Blair Castle International Horse Trials Assistant Director